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Crime and Safety in Thornbury, Gloucestershire

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Thornbury is among the top 20 safest small towns in Gloucestershire, and is the 93rd most dangerous overall out of Gloucestershire's 305 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Thornbury in 2021 was 43 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Gloucestershire's overall crime rate, coming in 21% lower than the Gloucestershire rate of 52 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Thornbury is the 236th safest small town, and the 4,204th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In August 2021, Thornbury was the worst small town in Gloucestershire for possession of weapons, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.15 per 1,000 inhabitants. June 2020 was also a bad month for Thornbury residents, when it was Gloucestershire's most dangerous small town for other crime, recording 4 crimes at a rate of 0.30 per 1,000 residents. Thornbury recorded 1 report of theft from the person during August 2020, making its crime rate of 0.08 the worst small town for theft from the person in Gloucestershire that month.

The most common crimes in Thornbury are violence and sexual offences, with 285 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 21. This is 19% higher than 2020's figure of 230 offences and a difference of 4.12 from 2020's crime rate of 17. Thornbury's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 2 offences recorded in 2021.

Thornbury 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 20 Safest

Small Towns, Gloucestershire

36% lower, regional crime rate

South West

77% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Thornbury is 36% lower than the South West and 77% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Thornbury Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Thornbury represent the time frame between May 2019 and April 2022. Each point on the map represents an area where crimes have been recorded locally.

Last updated: 02 Jun, 2022

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Historical Crime Rates for Thornbury

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202143575
202043575
201950661
201846615
201745599
201637497

Crime in Thornbury Compared To Gloucestershire

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Summary of Crimes in Thornbury This Year

 ThornburyGloucestershire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour1319.8323,89225.91 164% safer
Bicycle Theft20.155800.63 320% safer
Burglary241.802,7522.98 66% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson705.255,4295.89 12% safer
Drugs30.231,4101.53 565% safer
Other Crime151.131,1551.25 11% safer
Other Theft292.183,7584.08 87% safer
Possession of Weapons50.383200.35 8% more dangerous
Public Order987.364,9695.39 27% more dangerous
Robbery20.153450.37 147% safer
Shoplifting181.352,8243.06 127% safer
Vehicle Crime241.802,3272.52 40% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences28521.3922,24024.12 13% safer

Thornbury Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Downend and Bromley Heath42934.1326% safer
Bishop's Cleeve47334.4525% safer
Churchdown40735.5821% safer
Winterbourne36738.1813% safer
West Dean43340.487% safer
Thornbury57543.16-
Mangotsfield Rural69548.2911% more dangerous
Dursley37048.3711% more dangerous
Stoke Gifford98648.6411% more dangerous
Yate1,19752.8718% more dangerous
Lydney51354.6621% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Thornbury

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Recent Crimes in Thornbury

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Charles CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near The CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Tweed CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Hopkin CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Possession of weaponsOn or near Park RoadLocal resolution
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Chapel LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Shopping AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Butt LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sibland WayUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Manor WalkUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Osprey ParkUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Morton WayUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Prowse CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Mallow CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Shopping AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Stafford CrescentUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near CombermereUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Hamble CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other theftOn or near Queens WalkUnable to prosecute suspect

Thornbury Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour24171310 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.230.38-0.15 Safer
Burglary3.24.41.61.8 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson111095 Safer
Drugs0.300.600.750.23 Safer
Other Crime0.300.451.41.1 Getting worse
Other Theft3.84.93.42.2 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.300.150.150.38 Getting worse
Public Order65.067 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.230.450.080.15 Safer
Shoplifting3.12.41.61.4 Safer
Vehicle Crime2.12.22.01.8 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences16191721 Getting worse

Changes In Thornbury's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Thornbury to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Thornbury43.16-
Barnet67.0836% more dangerous
Croydon82.4848% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0552% more dangerous
Bristol90.5252% more dangerous
Coventry102.2458% more dangerous
Leicester111.5961% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0665% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6467% more dangerous
Bradford132.2867% more dangerous
Leeds150.9471% more dangerous

Crime in Thornbury During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Thornbury change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in July, when Thornbury saw a 300% increase in shoplifting. Thornbury saw a large fall in burglary during March, when it fell by 80% compared to March in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-65%-42%+53%+19%-68%-76%--48%+288%+100%
Burglary-80%-75%-78%-80%---25%-75%+200%-
Criminal Damage and Arson+13%--67%-+20%-44%+267%+63%-18%+29%
Drugs------50%----
Other Crime-+100%+200%-------
Other Theft-17%-43%+25%+40%-60%-33%--67%--25%
Public Order--70%+10%-14%+75%-50%+100%+150%+100%-
Robbery----------
Shoplifting-63%-50%-50%-+300%--+300%-78%-67%
Vehicle Crime+100%-+200%--50%-----
Violence and Sexual Offences-57%+38%-+7%-16%+13%+27%+33%-11%-54%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Thornbury

What police force serves Thornbury?
Thornbury's local territorial police force is the Gloucestershire Constabulary.

How dangerous is Thornbury?
Thornbury is among the top 20 safest small towns in Gloucestershire.

What is Thornbury's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Thornbury are violence and sexual offences.

What is the least common crime in Thornbury?
Thornbury's least common crime is bicycle theft.

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